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Waterfall Canyon House in Spectacular Ophir Valley. Awesome San Juans/ Telluride

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our Waterfall Canyon Victorian home offers all luxury arts and crafts amenities in a truly magnificent setting. Ophir, Colorado, one of the most majestic mountain valleys in the country, is in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado. The peaks rise sharply to 14,000 feet. All winter and summer activities imaginable are at you doorstep.

Just 20 minutes away, historic Telluride hosts a myriad of Musical and cultural festivals, many of international renown, from May through October; music, theater, culinary arts, visual arts, technology and film are celebrated in unique Telluride style.

In the quiet and beauty of Ophir, Colorado; Waterfall Canyon House is appointed in true Arts & Crafts Style and sleeps 4-6 comfortably in 3 bedrooms with fine linens and luxury goosedown comforters. Complete with amenities including fireplaces, indoor and outdoor therapeutic spas, steam shower, sauna, satellite TV system, large screen LCD/LED/2HD TVs, BlueRay, DVR and Bose stereo with music library for all tastes. Fully eqipped chef's kitchen including Espresso machine. We have satellite internet service. Fully landscaped in Summer; Endless Winter Wonderland. PLEASE CHECK OUR OTHER LISTING FOR HAMPTON'S OCEAN COTTAGE.

Keywords: Arts and Crafts Mountain Home

More Details

Peter and Wendy Israel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2016

About Peter and Wendy Israel

Having lived in the mountains all of our adult lives, we built this house in 1994 as the ultimate mountain lodge with long winters in mind. No cabin fever here! We are career cooks and hosts, and MARJOLAINE'S is our catering business for film fests, farmers markets,private events and all music fests.

Peter and Wendy Israel purchased this house in 1994

Why Peter and Wendy Israel chose Telluride Area

The Ophir Valley is irresistible for those who dream of living in a real mountain setting. The views are in-your-face, 360° of spectacular! That's a fact!

Although only 20 minutes to Telluride ski lifts, Ophir is a whole other world away.

What makes this house unique

We offer an inviting ambience in a spectacular setting in all seasons.

We built WATERFALL CANYON House with three levels, each providing it's own privacy and amenities.The garden level is a separate full one bedroom apartment. We have a full professional kitchen, to accommodate our love for cooking and baking which we enjoy sharing with guests. To keep things cozy, there is a wood stove with enough firewood for an Ophir winter; and gas fireplaces upstairs and in Apt. A sauna, outdoor hot tub, and steam shower are there to enjoy after a day of winter sports, or of magnificent high Mountain Hiking.

Like our cottage in Amagansett in the Hamptons of Long Island, NY, Ophir is INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL, but at times challenging. That's why, having the experience of living in these mountains for 40+ years, we're always accessible.


Ophir House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , steam shower also.
    Upstairs - toilet , shower
    garden level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sauna also
    Powder room on Main floor - toilet , sink and toilet in our cowboy bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Upstairs - 1 queen
    Upstairs - 1 queen
    Garden Level - 1 double
  • King size beds (1) In master suite, with full bath including steam shower and jacuzzi tub., Queen size Beds (2) in both North and East facing bedrooms. 1 FULL bed in Garden Apartment.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Fine furnishings, gorgeous antiques, chefs kitchens and Comfortable beds. 4-6 max upstairs, 2 max in Apartment.


4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Waterfall Canyon House in Spectacular Ophir Valley. Awesome San Juans/ Telluride
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Mid August stay

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous house, setting in Ophir is breathtaking, tranquil and surrounded by enormous mountains. Nice to be away from the center of nearby town of Telluride. Trails abound, dont miss Ophir Pass! Only troublesome detail was small hot water tank. Property caretakers reside basement level for any questions or problems.

Thanks Wendy!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you could enjoy the incredible Ophir Valley! Hot water tank has been replaced with new one.
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Telluride Ski and Golf
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Choose from many in Mtn. Village and Telluride
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Telluride Ski and Golf
Car: necessary

The house is surrounded by National Forest, just 20 minutes from the town of Telluride and 15 minutes to the ski lifts in Telluride Mountain Village. At 10,000 feet elevation, Ophir, Colorado, provides the most beautiful and challanging Backcountry skiing,Mountain biking, heli-skiing, ski touring, mountaineering, ice and rock climbing, in the lower 48 states.


Rates & Availability

Ophir House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Maximum occupancy is 6 guests.
An advance nonrefundable payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required to reserve. The remainder of the rent, plus the damage deposit and any pet fees are due at least 2 weeks prior to arrival date. Pets are considered per each individual circumstance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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